John M Armleder


Softcover: 64 pages
Editor: Ingrid Pfeiffer
Author(s): Ingrid Pfeiffer, Rebecca Herlemann
Publisher: Edition Cantz
Language: German/English
: 2019
ISBN-13: 978-3-947563-47-0
Dimensions: 27 x 21 cm
Weight: 350 g

John M Armleder is one of the most important contemporary artists in Europe. His extensive oeuvre includes large‑scale installations, paintings, light works, and performances.

The profound and the banal, control and coincidence, high culture and everyday life coalesce in Armleder’s work to create a unique experience. The Swiss artist (b. 1948) is one of the most influential contemporary Conceptual, Performance, and object artists. His works — often humorous or ironically twisted commentaries on contemporary reality — draw on the formal repertoire of Classical Modernism, as well as on video and design, the influences of which he combines in a wide range of media. The present volume focuses on large-scale, site-specific installations and wall pieces — one indoor and one outdoor — to installations and wall pieces that detail the broad spectrum of Armleder’s work. By combining different media, surfaces, and materials, the artist creates spatial events that, despite their heterogeneity, have a great aesthetic effect on the viewer.
The catalogue accompanied the exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt from June 7 to September 1, 2019.

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